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26 Mar 2015
A Louisiana resident, Phremo Coleman, filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor Company claiming that the manufacturer failed to correct defects of a brand new Lincoln MKX. The lawsuit was filed October 3 for breach of warranty. According to the claim, Coleman purchased the 2012 Lincoln MKX for $48,398 in April of the same year and was issued a warranty. Shortly after the purchase the vehicle experienced defects including a defective transmission, noisy breaks, an oil leak, squeaking and rattling body trim, a power steering fluid leak and inoperative exterior lights. Through authorized sellers and... Continue reading »
29 Jan 2015
On January 16, 2015 after a 3 day jury trial, a verdict was delivered in favor of Eckerty, Indiana residents, David and Linda Ingle, against Ford Motor Company in a federal and state "lemon law" action brought in the Circuit Court of Harrison County, Indiana. The case involved a brand new 2011 Ford F-150 that recent retiree, David Ingle, purchased with the intent of it being the last vehicle he ever would buy. However, shortly after his purchase, the $40,000 vehicle began to jerk, shudder, shift rough, and misfire. Also, the power locks and compass did not work properly and the steering wheel... Continue reading »
14 Jan 2015
Scott M. Cohen of Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® has been selected to the 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research... Continue reading »
27 Nov 2014
Understanding the Lemon Law - New Cars
Each state varies when it comes to determining if a vehicle is a lemon. However, there are general guidelines that let consumers know if they need to take up an issue with either a manufacturer or a dealership. It is easier to enact the lemon law for a new car, but used vehicles are also protected by the lemon law to a certain extent. If you purchase a new vehicle and the brakes malfunction, the steering locks, or the car inexplicably stalls while driving, you could have a possible lawsuit against the manufacturer under the lemon law regulations. Below is some basic information about how the... Continue reading »
20 Aug 2014
Win for Krohn & Moss - Broomes against General Motors
Lemon laws are designed to protect consumers from struggling with a defective vehicle. If your vehicle qualifies for relief under either state or federal law, you may be eligible for compensation from the manufacturer. We believe that knowing the “ins and outs” of both state and federal law made the difference in the following case: On August 14, 2014, the Mississippi Supreme Court reversed an order from the Jackson County Circuit Court which had inappropriately dismissed a breach of warranty action filed by Moss Point residents, Paul and Terri Broome, against General Motors, LLC. The... Continue reading »
13 Aug 2014
Hyundai Vehicle Recall
Within the last week, General Motors, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Suzuki ordered the recall of approximately 1.75 million vehicles, model years 2001 through 2014.   Among the recalls are some GM’s 2013-2014  Chevrolet Caprice and 2014 Chevrolet SS, depending the date of manufacture.  In the affected vehicle, the windshield wiper motor gear teeth may strip, causing the windshield wipers to become inoperative.  GM is also recalling certain 2014 Corvettes, due to an improper weld on the rear shock absorbers.  The shock absorber tubes may separate from the shock absorber clevis brackets, resulting in... Continue reading »

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